Cuilapa

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Cuilapa
Municipality of Guatemala
Cuilapa is located in Guatemala
Cuilapa
Cuilapa
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°17′N 90°18′W / 14.283°N 90.300°W / 14.283; -90.300
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Flag of Santa Rosa Department.GIF Santa Rosa
Government[1]
 • Mayor (2016-2020) Esvin Fernando Marroquín Túpas
Climate Aw

Cuilapa, also known as Santa Rosa Cuilapa, is a town in Guatemala. It serves as the capital of the department of Santa Rosa and as the administrative seat for the surrounding municipality of Cuilapa.[2]

Cuilapa marks the geographic center of the Americas.[3]

History[edit]

1913 earthquake[edit]

On Saturday 8 March 1913 and magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Santa Rosa, destroying its department capital, Cuilapa.[4] Both the initial quake and the replicas destroyed a lot of private homes, and also the cathedral and the prison, leaving behind significant human losses; similar destruction occurred at Barberena, Cerro Redondo, Llano Grande and El Zapote.[4] Fraijanes, Pueblo Nuevo Viñas, Coatepeque and Jalpatagua were also affected.[4] Around Cuilapa, there were landslides and road blockades, and even a long crack was reported at Los Esclavos hill.[4]

Climate[edit]

Cuilapa has tropical climate (Köppen: Aw).

Climate data for Amatitlán
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28.4
(83.1)
28.8
(83.8)
29.8
(85.6)
29.7
(85.5)
29.3
(84.7)
28.2
(82.8)
29.0
(84.2)
28.7
(83.7)
28.0
(82.4)
28.0
(82.4)
27.9
(82.2)
27.8
(82)
28.63
(83.53)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22.7
(72.9)
22.9
(73.2)
23.9
(75)
24.3
(75.7)
24.4
(75.9)
23.9
(75)
24.3
(75.7)
24.1
(75.4)
23.7
(74.7)
23.3
(73.9)
22.9
(73.2)
22.5
(72.5)
23.58
(74.43)
Average low °C (°F) 17.0
(62.6)
17.1
(62.8)
18.0
(64.4)
19.0
(66.2)
19.5
(67.1)
19.6
(67.3)
19.6
(67.3)
19.5
(67.1)
19.4
(66.9)
18.7
(65.7)
17.9
(64.2)
17.2
(63)
18.54
(65.38)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2
(0.08)
3
(0.12)
11
(0.43)
50
(1.97)
226
(8.9)
374
(14.72)
302
(11.89)
287
(11.3)
353
(13.9)
255
(10.04)
61
(2.4)
8
(0.31)
1,932
(76.06)
Source: Climate-Data.org[5]

Geographic location[edit]

Cuilapa is surrounded by Santa Rosa Department municipalities, except by East where it borders Jutiapa:[6]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alcaldes electos en el departamento de Santa Rosa". Municipalidades de Guatemala (in Spanish). Guatemala. 7 September 2015. Archived from the original on October 30, 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Escalante Herrera 2007.
  3. ^ "Viaje a Guatemala". Prensa Libre. Guatemala. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d Ambraseys & Adams 2001, pp. 72–73
  5. ^ "Climate: Cuilapa". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Municipios del departamento de Santa Rosa". SEGEPLAN (in Spanish). Guatemala. Archived from the original on July 7, 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 

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